Attention All Content Creators: You Should Care About This First Amendment Session

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First Amendment Zoom Recording 

Podcast By George! #403 – 1st Amendment Panel at ISU!

If you create content that is published online, in print, in audio, anywhere, a Supreme Court case called New York Times v. Sullivan affects you. Sullivan is the landmark case that in 1964 decided the First Amendment protects the free flow of information — including occasional mistakes — as long our mistakes aren’t malicious or reckless. But there has been talk recently of dismantling Sullivan. What would that mean for content creators large and small? Hint: We should all be worried.


  • Jeffrey Hunt, J.D., shareholder, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jared Strong, Senior reporter at the Iowa Capitol Dispatch
  • George A. Clark, independent journalist, Podcast by George
  • Moderator: Julie Roosa, First Amendment specialist

Thursday, April 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 1, Carver Hall and via Zoom

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Jeffrey Hunt
Jeffrey Hunt

Jeffrey Hunt practices in the area of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on First Amendment, media, and intellectual property law. He is a nationally recognized First Amendment and media lawyer, having represented every major news organization in the state of Utah, as well as several national media organizations, including the Associated Press, CNN, Viacom, CBS, and Fox Television Stations, Inc. Hunt regularly represents media companies and individuals in state and federal courts, and counsels clients on defamation, privacy, intellectual property, freedom-of-information, First Amendment, anti-SLAPP, and related legal issues.

Hunt earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Order of the Coif. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University. Prior to law school, Mr. Hunt worked four years as a newspaper reporter, including at the Quad-City Times and Deseret News.


Jared Strong
Jared Strong


Jared Strong is a senior reporter at the Iowa Capitol Dispatch. He has written about Iowans and the important issues that affect them for more than 15 years, previously for the Carroll Times Herald and the Des Moines Register. His investigative work exposing police misconduct has notched several state and national awards. He is a longtime trustee of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, which fights for open records and open government. He is a lifelong Iowan and has lived mostly in rural western parts of the state.



George A. Clark

Podcast By George! is hosted by George A. Clark, a former farmer, truck driver, DJ, broadcast news reporter, publishing executive and now a men’s league hockey player in early retirement. George earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Drake University in 1977.

About Podcast By George The show isn’t about George -it’s about the issues and guests appearing on each episode. You’ll see and hear award-winning journalists, national commentators, politicians, great new music -and even an occasional hockey player. Every few days you can expect a brand-new episode, as George brings you unique insight into the news of the day. It’s no nonsense with Midwest sensibilities. The episodes (audio and video) are professionally produced and to the point, making your time well spent.


Julie K. Roosa
Julie K. Roosa

Julie K. Roosa is an adjunct assistant professor and the First Amendment Specialist at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. Her classes include First Amendment law, media law and principles of journalism. She chairs the First Amendment Committee, which coordinates events throughout the year for the Greenlee School’s First Amendment Series. The most prominent event in the series is ISU’s annual First Amendment Days celebration, a nationally recognized event since 2002. Roosa serves as a resource on legal issues related to freedom of speech and press. She also provides outreach and training on First Amendment topics to the campus and community. She earned her law degree from Drake University Law School, where she also earned a master’s degree in mass communication. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University. She is a member of the Iowa Bar.